My Resume 

Personal details

Telephone:               +44 (0) 7894995401

Email:                        stevose3@gmail.com

Date of Birth:           July 10th 1970

Nationality:              British

professional education

1999 - 2001               Kings College London                                 London, UK

  • MSc Mental Health Studies in Learning Disabilities

 

1995 - 1997               University of Greenwich                              London, UK

  • Diploma in Higher Professional Practice (Learning Disability Nursing)

 

1991 - 1994               University of Brighton                                  East Sussex, UK

  • Registered Nurse in Mental Handicap

Books, Chapters and Training Materials

Trabelsi R. , Marshall-Tate K, Chaplin E. and Hardy S. (2020) Introduction to Mental Health and Mental Well-Being for Staff Supporting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities – a training pack.  Pavilion Publishing.

 

Chaplin E., Marshall-Tate K. and Hardy S. (2016) Introduction to Mental Health and Mental Well-Being for Staff Supporting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities – a booklet. Pavilion Publishing.


Chaplin E., Hardy S. and Joyce T. (2012) Assessing and managing risk with people with learning disabilities.In: Carnaby S. (Ed) Learning Disability Today (3rd Edition). Brighton, Pavilion. 

 

Chaplin E., Henry J. and Hardy S. (2009) Working with people with learning disabilities and offending behaviour: A training resource and handbook. Brighton, OLM – Pavilion Publishing.

 

Costello H., Hardy S., Tsakanikos E. and McCarthy J. (2010) Training professionals, family carers and support staff to work effectively with people with intellectual disability and mental health problems. In Bouras N. and Holt G. (Eds) Mental Health Services for Adults with Intellectual Disability. Hove, Psychology Press.

 

Hardy S., Woodward P., and Chaplin E. (2016) Supporting the physical health needs of people with learning disabilities. Pavilion Publishing.

 

Hardy S. (2009) Dignity in healthcare for people with learning disabilities. London, Royal College of Nursing. 

 

Hardy S. and Chaplin E. (2012) Mental health and people with learning disabilities. In: Carnaby S. (Ed) Learning Disability Today (3rd Edition). Brighton, Pavilion. 

 

Hardy S. and Joyce T. (2011) Challenging behaviour: a handbook. Brighton, Pavilion Publishing.

 

Hardy S. and Joyce T. (2010) Challenging behaviour; a training pack to develop good practice in working with people with learning disabilities whose behaviour is described as challenging. Brighton, Pavilion Publishing. 

 

Hardy S., Woodward P., Halls S. and Creet B. (2009) Mental health promotion and people with learning disabilities. Brighton, OLM – Pavilion Publishing.

 

Hardy S., Chaplin E. and Woodward P. (2007) Mental Health Nursing of Adults with Learning Disabilities. London, Royal College of Nursing.

 

Hardy S., Kramer R., Holt G., Woodward P. and Chaplin E. (2006) Supporting Complex Needs: A practical guide for support staff working with people with a learning disability who have mental health needs.  London, Turning Point.

 

Hardy S., Woodward P., Woolard P. and Tait T. (2006) Meeting the health needs of people with learning disabilities: Guidance for nurses. London, Royal College of Nursing.

 

Holt G., Hardy S. and Bouras N. (2011) Mental Health in Intellectual Disabilities: A Reader. Brighto, Pavilion Publishing.

 

Holt G., Hardy S. and Bouras N. (2005) Mental Health in Learning Disabilities: A Reader. Brighton, Pavilion Publishing.

 

Holt G., Hardy S. and Bouras N. (2005) Mental Health in Learning Disabilities: A Training Resource. Brighton, Pavilion Publishing. 

 

Holt G., Gratsa A., Bouras N., Joyce T., Spiller M.J. and Hardy S. (2004) Guide to Mental Health for Families and Carers of People with Intellectual Disabilities.  London, Jessica Kinglsey.

 

Spencer L., Hardy S. and Joyce T. (2020) Mental Capacity and Consent in Learning Disability 2nd edition. Pavilion Publishing.

 

Woodward P., Hardy S. and Joyce T. (2007) Keeping It Together: A guide for support staff working with people whose behaviour is challenging. Brighton, Pavilion Publishing.

Journal Articles

Carter J. Cronin P., Essam V., Hardy S., Hobbs T., Hope L., Montgomery Y., Peyton L., Smoker J., Stennet B., Woodward P. and Zimmock Y. (2004) Our Mental Health. Living Well 4, 2, 27-30.

 

Chaplin E., Lockett J., Kennedy L. Hardy S. Seaburne-May L and Sayer J. (2011) Improving services through partnership and consultation: a case example. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities. 5, 2, 3-8. 

 

Chaplin E., Halls S., Carlile G., Hardy S., and Joyce T. (2009) Barriers to service user involvement in mental health services for people with learning disability. Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, 3, 3, 28-33.

 

Chaplin E., O’Hara J., Holt G., Hardy S. and Bouras N. (2008) MHiLD: A model of specialist mental health services for people with learning disabilities. Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, 2, 4, 46-50.

 

Costello H. and Hardy S. (2005) Evaluation of ‘mental health and learning disabilities’ training.  Learning Disability Practice 8, 10, 12-17.

 

Gratsa A., Spiller M.J., Holt G., Joyce T., Hardy S. and Bouras N. (2007) Developing a Mental Health Guide for Families and Carers of People with Intellectual Disabilities.  Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 20, 77-86.

 

Hardy S. and Chaplin E. (2010) Using a simulation exercise to develop staff competence in a specialist inpatient service. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities 4, 4, 35 - 39

 

Hardy S. and Joyce T. (2009) The Mental Capacity Act: practicalities for health and social care professionals. Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, 3, 1, 9-14.

 

Hardy S. and Holt G. (2007) Autistic Spectrum Disorder: supporting people in primary care. Primary Health Care 17, 6, 31-33.

 

Hardy S., Essam V. and Woodward P. (2004) The Tuesday Group: promoting mental health. Learning Disability Practice 7, 8, 20-23.

 

Hardy S. and Woodward P. (2004) Vulnerability to Protection: promoting the positive mental health of people with learning disabilities. Living Well. 4, 1, 22-27.

 

Hardy S., Faulkner A. and Higgins S. (2003) A meeting of minds. Learning Disability Practice. 6, 9, 21

 

Hardy S. and Bouras N. (2002) The presentation and assessment of mental health problems in people with learning disabilities. Learning Disability Practice. 5, 3, 33-38.

 

Higgins S., Hardy S. and Faulkner A. (2006) Using the Care Programme Approach.  Learning Disability Practice 9, 1, 32-36.

 

Joyce T. and Hardy S. (2003) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and People with Learning Difficulties.  Living Well. 3, 4, 23-28

 

Paton, C., Flynn, A., Shingleton-Smith, A., McIntyre, S., Bhaumik, S., Rasmussen, J., Hardy, S. and Barnes, T. (2011), Nature and quality of antipsychotic prescribing practice in UK psychiatry of intellectual disability services. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, (55): 665–674.

 

Spiller M.J. and Hardy S. (2004) Developing a guide to mental health for families and carers of people with intellectual disability. Learning Disability Practice 7, 8, 28-31.

selected conference presentations

June 2019

Presentation:            Thankful for being an RNLD

Date:                          21st June 2019

Event:                        Celebrating 100 years of RNLD

Organiser:                 NHSE, NHSI and Baroness Hollins

 

May 2019

Presentation:             I am human too!

Date:                          23rd – 25th May 2019

Event:                        12th Congress on Mental Health in Intellectual Disabilities

Organiser:                 EAMHID

 

November 2013

Presentation:             Assessing mental capacity

Date:                          November 2013

Event:                         Learning Disability Today

Organiser:                  Pavilion Publishing

 

July 2013

Presentation:             Mental capacity and restrictive practice

Date:                          July 2013

Event:                         International Positive Behaviour Support Congress

Organiser:                 BILD

 

November 2011

Presentation:             Challenging Behaviour: The Lay of the Land

Date:                           2nd November 2011

Event:                         Challenging Behaviour Roadshow

Organisers:                Pavilion 

 

June 2010

Presentation:             Developing an awareness of adult autism in public services and                                    embedding within an equality and diversity framework

Date:                          29th June 2010

Event:                        Preparing for and implementing the adult autism strategy under                                    the Autism Act (2009)

Organisers:               Pavilion 

 

November 2009

Presentation:            Feedback on Use of Antipsychotics in people with learning disabilities audit

Date:                          25th November 2009

Event:                              Prescribing observatory for mental health: Topic: Learning disabilities

Organisers:               POMH UK and Royal College of Psychiatrists

 

December 2008

Presentation:            Mental health and people with learning disabilities, risks,                                                prevalence, assessment and promotion

Date:                          1st December 2008

Event:                         Improving the health and well being of people with learning disabilities

Organisers:               University of Glasgow

Where:                       Glasgow

 

January 2008

Presentation:             The balance between mainstream and specialist mental health services 

Date:                                31st January 2008

Event:                         Meeting the mental health needs of adults with learning                                                 disabilities: Working together

Organisers:                Pavilion Publishing

Where:                       London, UK

 

October 2007

Presentation:                  Managing Mental Health

Date:                          11th October 2007

Event:                         6th European Congress of Mental Health in Intellectual Disability

Organisers:                European Association for Mental Health In Intellectual 

Disabilities 

Where:                       Zagreb, Croatia

 

 

October 2007

Presentation:                  User Involvement in Risk Assessment and Management – Exploring the                                            Options Using Case studies

Date:                          11th October 2007

Event:                         6th European Congress of Mental Health in Intellectual Disability

Organisers:                European Association for Mental Health In Intellectual Disabilities 

Where:                        Zagreb, Croatia

 

 

October 2006

Presentation:             Consent to Treatment

Date:                          4th October 2006

Event:                         Capacity to Consent: A practical approach to people with                                              learning disabilities 

Organisers:                Pavilion Publishing

Where:                       London, UK

 

 

April 2006

Presentation:             Supporting people with learning disabilities to access primary                                       and secondary health care services

Date:                          24th April 2006

Event:                         Royal College of Nursing Congress

Organisers:                Royal College of Nursing 

Where:                       London, UK

 

 

 

October 2005

Presentation:             Training Programme to Meet Mental Health Needs

Date:                          8th October 2004

Event:                         5th European Congress Mental Health in Intellectual Disabilities  

Organisers:                European Association for Mental Health In Intellectual Disabilities

Where:                       Barcelona, Spain

 

 

May 2005

Presentation:            Assessment and Diagnosis: Mental Health in Learning Disabilities

Date:                          5th May 2005

Event:                         A Meeting of Minds: Intellectual Disability and Mental Health

Organisers:               Centre for Nurse Education, Portrane

Where:                       Republic of Ireland 

 

 

October 2004

Presentation:             Promoting positive mental health: The nurse’s role

Date:                          14th October 2004

Event:                         All Ireland Conference:  Celebrating and promoting best                                               practice in learning disability nursing

Organisers:                Professional Development Forum for Learning Disability                                                Nursing (Northern Ireland) 

Where:                       Dundork, Republic of Ireland

 

 

 

July 2003

Presentation:             What Service Users Want From Mental Health Services

Date:                          14th & 15th July 2003

Conference:               Into the Mainstream: Supporting Learning Disability Specialists                                     in a Changing World

Organisers:                The National Network for Learning Disability Nurses and the                                         Foundation for Nursing Studies

Where:                       Manchester, UK

 

May 2003

Presentation:            Training staff on the mental health needs of people with learning disabilities

Date:                          21st – 23rd May 200

Conference:              3 day training programme for local professionals

Where:                       Athens, Greece

 

September 2001

Presentation:             Service User Views On Mental Health Services in the London                                        Borough of Lewisham, United Kingdom

Date:                          27th – 29th September 2001

Conference:              3rd European Congress – Mental Health in Intellectual                                                    Disabilities (Theory and Practice)

Organisers:               European Association for Mental Health In Intellectual                                                      Disabilities and the German Society for Mental Health in                                                People with Mental Retardation

Where:                       Berlin, Germany

achievements

October 2018

Shortlisted for Nursing Times Nurse of the Year and Learning Disability Nurse of the Year.

 

April 2017 to present

Associate Editor of Advances in Autism

Published by Emerald

 

March 2007 to 2013 

Editor of Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities

Joint editor of the above journal, which is published by Emerald Insight. 

 

June 2004                 

NIMHE Positive Practice Award

Runner up and highly commended in the category of Learning Disability and Mental Health, for the joint production of a ‘Guide to Mental Health for Families and Carers of People with Intellectual Disabilities’. 

 

January 2004                       

Clinical Governance Awards

Short-listed to the final of the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust Clinical Governance Awards under the category of ‘Service user/carer focus’. 

May 2003                  

‘Training the Trainer: Mental Health in Learning Disabilities’

Invited to deliver a three-day course in Athens, Greece on the above subject.  Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Social Workers attended course.

 

September 2002     Pavilion Publishing ‘Innovations in Training Awards’

Short-listed to the final for the Creative Training Award.  A colleague and myself submitted training package to promote the positive mental health of people with learning disabilities.

 

January 2001                       

‘From Hospital to Community: Meeting Mental Health Needs’

Invited to deliver a two-day course in Athens, Greece on the mental health needs of people with learning disabilities who have recently moved out of a long stay hospital.

 

September 1998     

Recognition Award for Inpatient Care – Oxleas NHS Trust

A low secure unit for people with mild learning disabilities that I managed won an award for the care provided.  It was particularly noted for how the service users were involved in the running of the unit and their own care.

professional interests

My professional career has been dedicated to helping meet the mental health needs of adults with learning disabilities.  I have tried to achieve this through three main areas:

 

  • Giving people with learning disabilities a platform to be heard

  • The development of quality services for people with learning disabilities and mental health problems

  • Training those who support people with learning disabilities and mental health problems

  • Ensuring that people with learning disabilities who use mental health services are listened to

 

In 2004 I was successful in becoming an elected member of the Royal College of Nursing National Learning Disability Forum. Term ended in 2009.

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